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Childcare Services in Cameron, Raeford & Hope Mills NC

We understand choosing the right child care center can be a challenge for many parents. Here at Building Blocks Early Education Center, we are committed to providing children and families with the care and services they deserve. We not only focus on providing each child with a warm and welcoming environment, we go out of our way to help them grow physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Our curriculum is designed to enhance early childhood brain development, while instilling the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ in their heart.

The resources on this page are assembled to help you through choosing the right child care. BBEEC proudly services kids and families in Cameron, Raeford, & Hope Mills, NC. We have a trained, professional teaching staff at each of our centers. Each teacher is committed to helping your child grow and embrace a lifelong love of learning. Our centers are focused on early brain development, as the first few years of life are crucial for a child’s brain.

Choose Quality Childcare

Questions to ask when searching for quality childcare for your child:

What is the center’s star rating? In North Carolina, we have a 5 star rating system, with 5 being the highest. 1 star means the center meets minimum standards only. A 5 star rating means the program meets voluntary enhanced standards — such as smaller child/adult ratios — required for the highest rating.

What centers do your friends and family recommend for child care?

What kind of interactions happen between staff/child/parents?

What are the operational policies? Do the hours meets your needs? Do they serve meals? What is the late pick up policy?

It is important to tour the center first hand and check for the following:

Do different age groups have separate spaces available?
Is the quantity of toys and materials sufficient for the number of children in the classroom?
Are furnishings in the classroom child sized?
Do the children have an opportunity to play outside each day?
Is the schedule of daily activities posted and current?
Are children allowed to make choices throughout the day?
Are childcare providers handling conflict among the children in a positive manner?
Does the center encourage parents to drop in and visit at any time of the day?
Does the facility serve nutritious meals/snacks?
Does the center participate in any subsidized child care programs?
Do all staff have current CPR and First Aid certifications?
How are children disciplined?
What kind of security measures are in place to assure the safety of the children?
If you were a child, would you want to spend your day at this center?

General Resources

The Partnership for Children of Cumberland County
Social Services Cumberland County
Social Services Hoke County
Social Services Harnett County
Hartnett Smart Start

For Military Families

We are proud to care for the families of those who serve our country. Please refer to the resources below for information on tuition assistance, preparing your child for a move, and more.

For Childcare Tuition Assistance:

Child Care Aware of America (All Branches)

AER, Military One Source:

Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Military One Source
Preparing Your Child for a Move

Safety & Security

Key Pad Entry:

Keeping your children safe and secure is the No. 1 priority for our centers. To help keep our centers safe, we have installed keypad entries on all access doors. Parents must use a code to enter the center beyond the lobby areas. All visitors must show valid picture identification and be on the child’s approved pickup list in order to be allowed access to the child care hallways.

Video Cameras:

Our centers have cameras in each room that are easily viewed by center administration throughout the day.

Documents

BBEEC Enrollment Packet  BBEEC Parent Handbook  2016-2017 Calendar of Events

Curriculum

Our centers use the state approved Creative Curriculum in all classrooms. We supplement this with the Wee Learn Christian Curriculum to give your child a well-rounded Early Childhood experience which is designed to enhance early brain development in the classroom including self guided and structured learning.

Lesson Plans are written for each age group and take into account the fact that children learn at different times along the developmental continuum. The teachers also use the NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development when writing and assessing the children in their care.

For more information about our child care services, enrollment, or for general questions, please contact us at 910-703-8714.